Career: Became highest-scoring defenseman in CBJ team history last season... Represented Russia at '14, '10 and '06 Winter Olympics as well as IIHF World Championships in '11 and '08 (Gold Medal)… Also won back-to-back Gold Medals with Team Russia at '02 & '03 IIHF World Junior Championships after winning Gold at '01 IIHF World U18 Championships… Made NHL debut (w/NYR) on 2/12/04 at PHI… Played 1 season (2001-02) in OHL with Storm (53GP-19G-40A-59P, +17 rating); named to CHL All-Rookie Team and earned 3rd Team OHL All-Star honors.
2013-14: Ranked 3rd on CBJ in blocked shots (89)... Skated in 400th game w/ CBJ, 1/21 vs. LAK... Scored 50th career NHL goal, 12/16 vs. WPG.
2012-13: Led all CBJ D in points (22) and assists (18, T-1st overall on team)... Recorded career-best 5-game point streak from 4/13-4/21... Skated in 600th career NHL game, 4/13 at MIN.
Personal: Nickname: ‘Toots’… Favorite player growing up: Slava Fetisov... Favorite NFL team: Steelers... Favorite MLB team: Blue Jays.
* Ranks fourth on the team in blocked shots (10).
* Tallied an assist on Jaromir Jagr's game-winning goal on Thursday vs. the Penguins.
* Logged 20:51 of icetime on Apr. 27 at Pittsburgh.
* Registered two hits in 20:16 of icetime on Apr. 25 at Pittsburgh.
* Logged 21:08 of icetime on Apr. 18 at New Jersey.
* Collected an assist, four hits and two blocked shots on Apr. 16 vs. the Devils.
* Tallied an assist and posted a plus-three rating on Apr. 9 at New Jersey.
Goals: None...Assists: 1 (three times)...Points: 1 (three times)...Penalty Minutes: 2 (twice)...Shots: 1 (several times)...Time on Ice: 21:08 (Apr. 18 at New Jersey)...Hits: 4 (Apr. 16 vs. New Jersey)...Blocked Shots: 2 (three times)...Plus/Minus: +3 (Apr. 9 at New Jersey).
Career Playoff Notes:
* Has skated in 23 postseason games, registering nine assists; Has skated in four career playoff games vs. Pittsburgh, collecting one assist.
2007-2008 Regular Season vs. Pittsburgh:
* Has recorded one goal and seven assists for eight points in 25 career regular season contests vs. Pittsburgh; Collected one assist in eight games this season.
2007-2008 Regular Season Missed Game Information: None.
2007-2008 Postseason Missed Game Information: None.